Summer SharkTakular links

The Oceans4Ever Summer SharkTakular is now over. I was honored to participate and I hope that Alexa and Cindy will continue this tradition in the future. In case anyone missed one, here are links to the SharkTakular posts (except for the ones I wrote, those will be resposted here in their entirety).

Introductory post

Conservation PSA by Alexa

Phil Watson on the role of humor in conservation

Oceana Q &A with shark biologist Michelle McComb

Smithsonian Ocean Portal’s Top 5 reasons to revere, not fear, sharks

Kids caring about sharks part one

Sonja Fordham on the role of NGO’s in Shark Conservation

Richard Theiss on the conservation responsibility of filmmakers

Steve Alten on sharks in popular fiction

Kids caring about sharks part two by the Finatics


Get ready for the Summer SharkTakular!

Starting tomorrow, will be hosting the Summer SharkTakular, a week devoted to shark biology and conservation! The SharkTakular will include guest posts from experts from all corners of the shark world, including science, conservation, and filmmaking. It will also feature posts by yours truly! Be sure to follow along on Oceans4Ever all week.

There are also two other ways that you can get involved.

1) Twitter #Shark trivia! I will be hosting Twitter trivia all week. Monday-Saturday, I will post two #shark trivia questions each day. The respond to respond @WhySharksMatter with the correct answer will win a shark-themed prize! Questions will increase in difficulty throughout the week, and prizes will increase in value accordingly! The questions can come at any time, but I will give one hour’s notice before posting a question. Make sure to follow me on Twitter for a chance at winning a prize!

2) Manic Monday! Each Monday on the Southern Fried Science Facebook fan page, we post a question or contest. This week’s will be about shark science! Make sure that you are a fan of Southern Fried Science so that you can enter!

See you at! Happy SharkTakular!